Paul Brown Soft-Dine Review [Pros, Cons & Underwater Footage]

By: Tony Acevedo on September 26, 2018
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Paul Brown Soft-Dine

The Paul Brown Soft-Dine by MirrOlure is a unique lure on the market these days.

It is a suspending twitchbait like the MirrOlure MirrOdine, but it is a soft plastic lure, which is not ordinarily what twitchbaits are made out of.

The combination of weight and soft plastic material gives the Paul Brown Soft-Dine some really good action that you don’t get with other lures.

There are some drawbacks to the lure as well and I have some concerns about its durability.

In this article, I give you my full review of the Paul Brown Soft-Dine and give you my top pros and cons for the lure.

I also show you the unique action this lure has in the video review in the article.

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Paul Brown Soft-Dine Specs

Paul Brown Soft-Dine Package

The Paul Brown Soft-Dine has a built-in reflective foil insert for a more realistic appearance. It also has a special sonic rattling chamber for more vibrations and noise.

The specs for the Paul Brown Soft-Dine are the following:

  • Model: SD
  • Length: 2-5/8″
  • Weight: 3/8 oz
  • Color Variations: 15

The Soft-Dine is $8.99 per lure on the MirrOlure website.

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Paul Brown Soft-Dine Video Review [Underwater Footage]

In this video, I give you my full review of the Paul Brown Soft-Dine and show you how it looks underwater with a demo.

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Conclusion

Paul Brown Soft-Dine Review

This lure is really unlike any other twitchbait on the market.

It has action that hardbody baits can’t offer, which can be enticing to less aggressive fish.

There are durability issues as well, which is something to keep in mind when storing it with your other lures.

Remember, all our reviews are objective, unbiased and independent. We are not affiliated with any fishing product companies.

If you have any questions about this lure or how to use it, let us know in the comments section!

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Brian Good
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WOW… was going to ask ya’ll about doing a review on the Paul brown soft plastics. I had a chance to use one a few weeks ago while in big bend of FL and in one day had 5 different species…Love the action of this lure

Gregory Ramko
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Great Video. The Paul Brown devil that people are recommending looks alot like tidal surges, maniac mullet. I’m actually going to try out the Paul Brown fat boy, in pink for the first time tomorrow in Ozello. I think the slower retrieve might work well in Winter there. Hopefully in theory, lol.

Phillip McCoy
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I have used the Soft-Dine with success, but I much prefer the Paul Brown Devil. It has been my go to lure this year. It has all the pros that Tony mentioned for the Soft-Dine but I (and it seems the fish) prefer the action and feel of the Devil lure. One big advantage is that it is a heavy lure so you can make long casts and it is good for windy conditions, but once in the water, the buoyancy of the lure helps it to have great natural action. It does’t look or feel like a heavy lure.

The cons are the same as with the Soft-Dine. I don’t like the hooks and is not super durable. It’s worth it to me due to the success I’ve had and therefore the confidence I have in the lure.

Richard Devereaux
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I, too like(d) the Paul Brown Devil. Then I found the Slick lure.

If you like the Paul Brown Devil but don’t like its (treble) hook then check out The Slick (and now Lil Slick) lures from Pure Flats. These lures were adapted from the Paul Brown Devil, but…are rigged weedless with wide gap hooks.

Duwayne Mason
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Duwayne Mason

I have used and still use the Paul Brown soft lures. I have replaced the treble hooks with inline circle hooks which has not changed the hookup ratio at all. I have found that I get better strikes by twitching a couple of times and then a 2 ft straight pull then keeping it near the surface. Snook and tarpon seem to like chasing it down and attacking it. A large tarpon with a strong pull will bend the wire frame. If it were made from the z-man plastic it would be a more durable soft lure.

JIm Nelson
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Hello Tony,

I have limited experience with the Dine-Soft and Paul Brown Devil (another soft body, more elongated, nice action from what I’ve seen). In trying them out from an elevated pier (maybe 10 feet above the water), I was impressed with the action. With the soft body, I have seen sea trout hit without being hooked, turn and then the come right back, hit again and end up hooked.

My limited experience is largely due to when I’ve tried these in a kayak, I have ended up with those nasty “wind knots” in the braided line. Far more than using other lures I’ve generally used. Unless I’ve had an easy untangling of the wind knot (not typical), I’ve switched to my other rod (and been down a ready to use set-up). So I haven’t really given these lures an adequate test in the field.

Regarding the “wind knots”, I suspect my twitch on the retrieve may have been too pronounced (too long a motion in the rod tip), resulting in too much slack in the line upon retrieve, but I really haven’t figured this out. Do you have any tips on how best to retrieve this lure in general (twitch, sink counts, managing the line tension at the reel) and especially to avoid the braided line knotting problem? Also, my impression is that your comments on the hooks are on target. Thanks.

Brad Streb
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Color preference is to match the hatch. It’s been good to me in St. Marks

Brad Streb
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Tony,
Thanks for following up on the PB lure. They have many styles to choose from. I’ve noticed that you can change their reaction in the water just by bending it
To give it a crown in the middle of it or reverse the crown to th down side.
Fish on

Pablo Diaz
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Enjoyed the video and liked the action of the bait – Thanks

Allen Tufts
Member

Great review Tony!
Do you have a color preference for the Soft Dine?
Also, have you used or plan to test any of the other Paul Brown products like the Original, the Fat Boy or even the Devil Soft Bait?
I have had the most success with the Original then the Soft Dine and Devil but the XL I’ve only caught two fish with so far here in the Louisiana marsh.

Steven Free
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Wow yea your right it really does have great action I guess i got lucky because during late winter last year I went to a fishing seminar that capt .ca rich was doing here in the jacksonville area and just for signing up everyone there was given a grab bag full of lures mine just so happen to have 2 of the Paul Brown soft dines but alas I have yet to use them because I have so many lures and I have yet to use them all but that’s fisherman for you we all usually have more then our fair share of tackle not to get off the subject but man am I glad to be on this side of the coast just read a Dec report on the redtide that’s infecting the gulf coast not looking good for ole Luke and his clan there talking catch and release only all the way thru may of next year!!! Anyways thanks for the report and all you do😁

Steven Free
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That’s fwc not Dec pushed the wrong button